Archive of December 6, 2012

Vatican hopes 'Scrinium' trips will spread pilgrimage to young

Dec 6, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- The Vatican is introducing a set of short trips to holy sites aimed at introducing young people to the concept of pilgrimage and teaching them about the Catholic faith.

Notre Dame's creation of 'GLBTQ' student organization draws concern

Dec 6, 2012 - 03:23 pm .- The University of Notre Dame has established a “GLBTQ” student organization that one critic says is “astonishingly extensive” and provides a potential venue for homosexual activists to undermine Catholic teaching.

Catholic jazz legend Dave Brubeck remembered

Dec 6, 2012 - 01:09 pm .- Fans worldwide are paying tribute to Jazz pianist and composer, Dave Brubeck, who died of heart failure on Dec. 5 in Norwalk, Conn., just one day before his 92nd birthday.

Pope expected to have 1 million Twitter followers by launch

Dec 6, 2012 - 10:54 am .- The Pontifical Council for Social Communications is expecting one million total followers in eight languages when Pope Benedict issues his first tweet on Dec. 12.

Wyoming Catholic College dismisses chaplain for misbehavior

Dec 6, 2012 - 04:03 am .- Wyoming Catholic College has discharged its new chaplain Father Stuart MacDonald following the discovery of a “pattern of misbehavior” around students such as excess drinking and bad language.

Cincinnati Catholic charities stress public-private partnership

Dec 6, 2012 - 02:24 am .- Leaders of 11 Catholic human services providers from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are calling on lawmakers to protect the poor from the “fiscal cliff” by safeguarding funding to the programs that serve those in need.

Irish pro-lifers hold vigil against abortion legislation

Dec 6, 2012 - 12:03 am .- Thousands of Irish pro-life demonstrators packed the street outside of the Dáil Eireann in Dublin for a Vigil for Life on Dec. 4, calling on the legislature not to pass any laws that would allow abortion.

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